- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Science, Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Credit Awarded: No
U-Design is a fun STEM program with a focus on engineering. It is designed for children who will be entering grades 6-9 in the fall. Each U-Design workshop offers a hands-on workshop experience to give young students the opportunity to learn about engineering and broader STEM concepts. Students use their creativity and apply the engineering design process as they experiment, design, analyze, build and solve challenging problems. Find out more!
It is a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives you the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention. Here you get to think of your own ideas, and build your own way-cool inventions.
This is a challenging and creative program developed and taught by an outstanding team of experienced science and technology teachers, who specialize in teaching engineering design to kids.
Girls and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to attend. According to the recently released report, â€œRising Above the Gathering Stormâ€, there is pressing national need to encourage young people, particularly girls, to study science, engineering, math and technology, and to enter careers that use these fields of study. Indeed, the economic future of the country depends on it. While women now comprise more than half of all college students, they receive less than 20% of all degrees awarded in the target majors. Urgent and sustained attention is required to develop awareness and interest in these majors and careers, especially among girls.